Joseph Robert "Bobby" Self

16 October 1878–15 September 1954 (Age 75)
Waldron, Scott, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Joseph Robert "Bobby"

When Joseph Robert "Bobby" Self was born on 16 October 1878, in Waldron, Scott, Arkansas, United States, his father, Henry Pickford Self, was 24 and his mother, Susan Caroline "Callie" Bottoms, was 24. He married Annie May Hanes on 20 August 1905, in Fannin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Commerce, Hunt, Texas, United States in 1935 and Center Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940. He died on 15 September 1954, in Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Robert "Bobby" Self
Annie May Hanes
Marriage: 20 August 1905
Elmer Addison "Tex" Self
Robert Leon "Shorty" Self
Taylor H. Self

Spouse and Children

20 August 1905
Fannin, Texas, United States


    Elmer Addison "Tex" Self


    Robert Leon "Shorty" Self


    Taylor H. Self


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Pickford Self


    Susan Caroline "Callie" Bottoms




World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 3

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): from the Middle English personal name Saulf, Old English Sǣwulf, composed of the elements sǣ ‘sea’ + wulf ‘wolf’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph R Self, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert J Self, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph R Self, "United States Census, 1940"

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